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The Britannia mining museum and a bakery that is worth a long drive

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September 17, 2014 by Terumi

panning for gold

I can’t deny that most trips we go on as a family are triggered by a bakery, store or a …
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Eyes to the sun shopping for snow on a Monday

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September 16, 2014 by Terumi

wheelhouse coffee in seattle

Was there sun in your eyes this Monday? It seriously still feels like summer here in Seattle and after a …
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Island living and our best summer memories (Valdes Island, British Columbia)

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September 12, 2014 by Terumi

my little boy paddling his own boat

Do you ever wonder how your life would be completely different if you didn’t meet certain people? I know without …
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Today’s almost late Wednesday is brought to you by this pie.

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September 10, 2014 by Terumi

cheesecake in the oven

We are 5 days in and we’re getting used to the school routine, but sometimes I forget we don’t have …
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Solo coffee Monday shopping sans enfants and dreaming of Vancouver

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September 8, 2014 by Terumi

solo coffee

Oh wow, it happened again.  I got to drop the kids off at school and then they just waved, went …
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Getting stuck in a Whistler Gondola and Finding my youth on the River of Golden Dreams

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September 7, 2014 by Terumi

whistler with kids

Oh Whistler.  You are always a bundle of fun every time we visit, but I think this summer was the …
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Kukai Ramen and two reasons why I can’t shop at the Big Box store nearby

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September 6, 2014 by Terumi

eating at kukai ramen

I’m in love with ramen and it makes me so happy that there are so many new ramen places popping …
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First day of….

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September 4, 2014 by Terumi

firs day of

the gateway to the rest of their life and beyond and the culmination of babyhood FOREVER!!!! At least that’s how …
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Oh you can’t go to the Oregon Coast without stopping at the Tillamook Cheese Factory

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September 3, 2014 by Terumi

Tillamook Cheese

You just can’t. Years ago I remember telling my husband we needed to stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory when …
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Cabin shopping on a Monday when I should be buying for back to school

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September 1, 2014 by Terumi

cabin in the woods

I guess it’s the 11th hour and I haven’t bought the perfect lunchbag or my guys’ first day of school …
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Northwest Summer Love

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August 31, 2014 by Terumi

IMG_6402

Why have I ever wasted a drop of summer traveling away from the northwest? It is so gorgeous here and …
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I run because I want my 80-year-old self to know I gave it my all

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August 28, 2014 by Terumi

seawheeze 2014

One day I’ll be thankful for the hours I’ve put in running, but I’m going to give my legs a …
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Green and Blue shopping on a Monday

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August 26, 2014 by Terumi

space needle on a blue sky day

One night at a Sounders game I overheard a Sounders newbie saying “did Xbox give out free shirts tonight? Everyone …
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We don’t like Portland, do we? (a trip to Portland, Oregon with our kids)

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August 25, 2014 by Terumi

heart coffee in portland

Well that’s what Sigi Shmid asked us at the last Sounders Camper Appreciation Day (one of the big reasons why …
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On dumping a big bucket of ice and water on my own head

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August 22, 2014 by Terumi

ice bucket challenge

I wasn’t going to do the challenge. I thought maybe I’d just donate and call it a day. But my …
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Octonauts and the Cold and Rainy Pool Birthday Adventure

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August 20, 2014 by Terumi

octonauts cupcakes

I’ve always been stressed out about having park parties for my kids because we live in Seattle and there is …
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Just in case you’re looking ahead for your Seattle weekend with kids on a Monday

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August 18, 2014 by Terumi

Snoqualmie Pass

Waking up to sun in my eyes this Monday was definitely not the worst thing in the world, but Monday …
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Looking for Puffins in Oregon (Our Impromptu Oregon trip with kids part 2!)

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August 18, 2014 by Terumi

Haystack Rock

The hubby and I honeymooned through Oregon on a drive from British Columbia to California just over 12 years ago …
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A secret river spot and three of my faves

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August 15, 2014 by Terumi

off to beach

Somewhere in Coquitlam, a river runs through it, and I wouldn’t have known about a sweet spot to hang out …
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Impromptu Oregon Coast Adventure (Part 1)

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August 13, 2014 by Terumi

astoria column

I’d like to think our recent trip to the Oregon Coast was totally impromptu but as with most trips I …
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